Ray opened up the action as Germany and almost forgot to take his shots at the UK navy. It turns out he may as well not have because he lost both of his bombers and many fighters and failed to sink the two battleships.
UK is in great shape and keeps hitting Norway to lock the Germans in the Baltic Sea. Germany bought an Aircraft Carrier first round but since the UK had a transport left and he didn't bring the navy out to SZ112 he's going to be stuck using it against Russia.
USSR did something unusual and bought a cruiser first round and a Carrier second round. In round four he took a swipe at Germany who left Berlin with 3 infantry and two fighters, however the 2 shore barrages missed and he ended up only killing a couple of the infantry.
Italy moved quite slowly as the UK had no worries at home it took out all the Italian navy, and sacked Rome by round 3.
In the Pacific, Japan is in a bit of trouble as they haven't taken any of the DEI and America, in round 4 has just taken out about half their navy. Japan has just moved into Soviet territory and have most of northern China but the Burma road has been open all game and China's main force is huge in the south.
Anzac is small but has a nice little invasion fleet and are collecting both bonuses. Pacific UK owns all the DEI and are getting ready to move towards Japan.
We called it a night at 22:00 right before China's turn in round 4. We might have got another round in but our friend Val showed up with a bottle of Grimsby's finest whiskey, 40 Creek, and we were all pretty hammered before the sun even went down.
Here are some pics of what the board looks like now.
We didn't record for the podcast as we played in the garage and the heater in their creates a bit too much background noise. Perhaps when we take it up in 2 weeks it'll be warm enough that we won't need it and we can record the final rounds. I'm not thinking that the Axis has much of a chance but my memory can't be trusted. All in all it was a great time with great friends and I look forward to finishing the game.
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